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April 13, 2023

Bullard Spotlight: Exploring Harvard Forest's Ectomycorrhizae with Jenny Bhatnagar

Photo shows Jenny Bhatnagar examining mycorrhizael fungi

The growth of trees in Harvard Forest depends heavily on ectomycorrhizal (EM) fungi, which colonize the roots of live trees, but there is currently no well-curated database on EM fungal abundance and diversity at the forest. To address this, Bullard Fellow Jenny Bhatnagar is compiling data from different fungal herbaria to create the first longitudinal dataset of fungal

April 13, 2023

Survivors: An Event to Celebrate Old Growth Forests (April 26)

Photo of an old growth tree by Liz Thompson.

Join Discover Maynard's "Week of Trees!" event on April 26, where speakers will discuss human dimensions and perceptions of old growth forests.

Featured speakers include Nipmuc cultural steward André StrongBearHeart, who will discuss landscapes from an understanding of traditional cultural values, Harvard Forest researcher Neil Pederson, who will reflect on what old growth forests represent from a western

April 4, 2023

Student Event to Mobilize Data Visualization for Local Classrooms

screenshot of blue and grey Lidar point cloud of an oak tree in summer

What: Design Sprint/Hack-a-Thon to build the scaffolding for a new web-tool that will visualize real-time data from the Witness Tree Social Media Project

Who: Open (free) to Harvard undergraduates and graduate students, particularly those with experience in coding, data visualization, and/or educational technology design for middle and high school audiences. Space is limited to 15 people, so register early!

When: Friday,